covering medical research, health, and life sciences

I became a science writer in 2013 after completing my PhD in cell biology at the University of Pittsburgh. My work has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Globe, Discover, New York Times, Slate, Smithsonian, Undark, Wirecutter, and more. Learn more.

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Online Misinformation Fuels a Fight Over Folic Acid | Undark

& more writing

Tongue Posture Is a Big Business With Little Evidence | The Atlantic

The Best Cloth and Disposable Masks for Kids & Toddlers | Wirecutter
‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing | Undark

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